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Nursing homes have traditionally focused their care on three areas: basic custodial services (e.g., food and shelter), physical health care, and personal care such as grooming and toileting. Psychosocial services have been conspicuously absent from the long-term care setting. Research has...
Research is reviewed indicating that staff-patient interactions often function to encourage dependency among residents while discouraging independent behaviors. Hypotheses are developed as to why staff members tend to elicit dependency; these include the operation of culturally and cognitively...
Changes in the age structure of the nation, the locus of care, the nature of disease, and the cost of care are among the factors that have led to recent proposed revisions in health care policy. This article addresses a number of these variables and examines the need for increased future...
An effective program of rehabilitation psychology in long-term care depends on an understanding of the conceptual bases for such care: the dynamic relationship between support and autonomy, and the strategy of incremental gains. Ideally, rehabilitation psychology ought to involve two forms of...
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